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Six Radioactive ‘Hotspots’ Detected in Delhi

About a month after the radiation leak case, in which a person was killed and seven affected, the Delhi government enforced rules for disposal of radioactive material as per the directives of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

Greenpeace said Friday it had detected dangerously high levels of radioactivity near a New Delhi salvage yard. The experts picked up radiation 5,000 times above normal background levels at the privately owned salvage facility in Mayapuri district and its surrounding areas.

MSSI, Pune Central Mall to Spread Awareness on Sclerosis

The Pune unit of Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, together with Pune Central mall, will carry out an awareness program during the World Multiple Sclerosis Day on Wednesday.

The affair is going to take place at Pune Central mall on Bund Garden Road. Yogacharya BKS Iyengar will be the honorable guest. Numerous neurologists and oncologists would be present on the occasion.

The MSSI's Pune chapter associate, Sarita Varma, told DNA that the awareness program will comprise of discussions on multiple sclerosis, its causes, symptoms and its supervision.

HRD and Health Family Welfare to Study Drafts Submitted by 2 Regulatory Bodies

With indecision continuing over the authority of medical education, the Indian Ministries of Health and Family Welfare and Human Resource Development on Tuesday took a step towards finding solutions to the issue by making a decision to study the plans of the two proposed authoritarian bodies, which are the National Council for Human Resource in Health and the National Commission on Higher Education and Research.

Child Mortality Rate Down in India

It's a welcome news for the crusaders striving to bring down child mortality rate in India. A new study published in medical journal 'Lancet' Monday has shown nearly 20 fewer children per 1,000 live births are dying in the country now before reaching 28 days of life, as compared to that two decades ago.

In the post-neonatal deaths category, India is now losing 15 fewer lives per 1,000 live births than it did in 1990. And among children in the age group of 1-4 years, nearly 30 fewer children are dying now as compared to the aforesaid period.

First Radiation Death in Delhi Awakens Area to the Grave Issue

Specialists stated that the first radiation death case in India in Delhi's Mayapuri region was an awakening call for not only the area dwellers but for all those that handle the disposal of such dangerous material but also in the mismanagement of radiation treatment therapy in a few hospices in the nation.

Specialists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said that the kind of mismanagement could probably lead to either over dosage or under dosage to patients and hinder the treatment procedure, at times, leading to their death.

Health Ministry Gets PM’s Support for Maintaining Medical Education

The Health Ministry has the support of the Premier on a row with the Human Resource Development Ministry regarding the management of medical education in the nation following the closure of the Medical Council of India.

The Prime Minister's office has informed that medical education might not come under NCHER.

The National Council for Higher education and Research comes under the human resource development ministry.

Sri Lanka Drug Shortage to End Soon: Minister

Reaffirming his stand to soon tide over the crisis caused by the shortage of drugs in almost all hospitals of the country, Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said various sections of his Ministry and institutes outside were responsible for the scarcity.

Speaking at a felicitation ceremony at the Anuradhapura Nurses' Training College Saturday, Sirisena said the district would witness the construction of 20 clinical service centers, allocations for which had already been made.

Letterhead ‘Insulted’, Students Seek Action

Seeking disciplinary action against Manipur Police Commandos and IRB personnel for allegedly insulting their letterhead at Mao Gate on May 22, the Senapati District Students' Association has served a 48-hour ultimatum on IG (L&O/III) V Zathang.

In the ultimatum, the SDSA stated that a few undisciplined Manipur Commandos and IRB personnel posted at the Gate not only tore the letterhead of the association but also stamped on it with their feet

Quality Control of India Starts Accreditation Norms for Diagnostic Centers

The accreditation norms for diagnostic centers pertaining to the medical imaging services have been started by the Quality Control of India on this Saturday. This has been done in order to ensure high-quality care and patient safety in small centers and laboratories burgeoning across India.

The medical imaging services are frequently used for detection and diagnosis of diseases. They include -rays, gamma rays, MRI, CT Scan, ultrasound scan, bone densitometry etc.

PMC Issued Notices by HC, Questions Baner Foothill Construction

The Bombay High Court has issued letters to the Pune Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner Mahesh Zagade, the State Government, Department of Town Planning and a builder inquiring the construction at the foothills in Baner.

The notices come after a PIL by the Baner Citizens' Forum.

Forum President, retired Lt. Col. Ashok Thombre said that building of a commercial project is on at survey no 1 and 6 in Baner. Widespread excavation is being conducted, eating up the slant.

The forum had sent an e-mail to explain Zagade of the matter few months back.

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